New Releases For The Week Of February 16th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 16th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

Pie a la Poison (Taste of Magic Book 2) by [McGee, Kat]When others use magic around Harper Dade, things tend to go wrong. Very wrong.

Having met his final judgement, the pie contest judge is found taking an eternal nap in the middle of the entries.

The shifter sheriff of their magical town pulls Harper into the murder investigation. With more than the contest in jeopardy, the entire tourist season is on the line.

Harper, a defective witch, can’t face the truth about her heritage. Let alone cast successful spells or bake an edible pie.

Yet she must, for the sake of Willow Hollow, investigate to make sure a murderer gets his or her just desserts.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries Book 13) by [Finch, Charles]“Bravo, Mr. Finch, and keep them coming! More Lenox, please.” —Louise Penny, bestselling author of A Better Man

From bestselling author Charles Finch comes the third and final in a prequel trilogy to his lauded Charles Lenox series.

London, 1855. A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a third-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a handsome young gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of identification on his person. And putting together the clues to the mystery of the man’s identity only raises more questions, when Lenox discovers that the crime has a significant connection to America.

As he seeks to solve this impossible case, the young Lenox must confront an equally troublesome problem in his personal life. Kitty Ashbrook, beautiful and cultured, appears to be his soulmate—but love comes with obstacles of its own. In tandem, this fiendish early case and passionate, deeply felt affair will irrevocably shape the brilliant detective and thoughtful gentleman Lenox is destined to become.

Written in Charles Finch’s unmistakably witty and graceful voice, The Last Passenger is a cunning, thrilling, and deeply satisfying conclusion to this trilogy of prequels to his bestselling Charles Lenox series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hawkeye View Of Murder: A Vexed Archer Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 19) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the murder of a Head Priestess.

Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( dog mysteries novel )
2. How To Frame A Murder ( murders surrounding a cat painting )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery ( dog mystery book )
19. A Hawkeye View Of Murder, A Vexed Archer Mystery ( archer kills a priestess )

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Very quick whodunit mysteries. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries. Whodunnit mysteries mixed with Japanese culture.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. If you enjoy police detective mysteries, check out this ancient world where the tools of the trade was the mind.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 18) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a thief and a very unique dog. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( dog mysteries novel )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery ( dog mystery book )

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series. Many of them include animal mystery books.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telepathy of Gardens (Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Book 5) by [Workman, P.D.]

From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

In the aftermath of fighting the Witch Doctor and his minions, Reg hopes to be able to take some time to just relax and recover. The danger to Black Sands is past and she herself is unharmed, aside from the memories that the Witch Doctor stirred up.

But the warlocks in her life are making things increasingly complicated, they have nine kittens to find homes for, and gardening turns out not to be such a relaxing diversion after all.

Will Reg’s discovery of a mysterious key lead her to incalculable wealth or untold danger?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lucky One: A Novel by [Rader-Day, Lori]“This might well be my favorite Rader-Day so far: a brilliant premise intriguingly developed, totally believable characters and a climax that took my breath away.”  — Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of The Shetland and Vera Series  

From the author of the Edgar Award®-nominated Under A Dark Sky comes an unforgettable, chilling novel about a young woman who recognizes the man who kidnapped her as a child, setting off a search for justice, and into danger.

Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one…

As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day.

Yet Alice hasn’t forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice’s screen that she recognizes, she’s stunned to realize it’s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers.

Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who’s been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew—and could cost them everything.

Twisting and compulsively readable, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nasty Knead (The Donut Mysteries Book 46) by [Beck, Jessica]

Nasty Knead, Donut Mystery #46
From New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck.

When former resident and once-famous country music singer Charlie Gray comes back to April Springs to try to save his career, he gets Suzanne to agree to do a donutmaking demonstration for television, but before they can go on, someone takes the opportunity to kill, and Suzanne and Jake must battle to find the murderer before they can strike again!

Jessica Beck is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Donut Mysteries, the Cast Iron Cooking Mysteries, the Classic Diner Mysteries, the Ghost Cat Cozy Mysteries, and more.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

New Releases For The Week Of February 16th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 16th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Chas by Choice: A Snack-Sized Tale of a Cozy Cop by [Prescott, Summer]Everyone has a past.
Our experiences can make us stronger, or they can kill us.

Meet Detective Chas Beckett, a man who gave up a family fortune in order to serve his fellow man.
His parents disapproved. His fiancé dumped him.
He left the world of elegance and privilege in which he grew up, to tackle crime. Due to a set of dark circumstances beyond his control, he’s driven away from a job that he loves, and winds up in small-town Louisiana.
Disenchanted with life, the detective meets a spunky blonde cupcake shop owner, who fancies herself to be an amateur sleuth.
Melissa Gladstone turns his life upside-down in the best possible way, and the confirmed bachelor begins to question his life choices.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll solve the crimes alongside one of the best in the business, and you’ll discover the man behind the badge, in this sweet tale of a Cozy Mystery leading man.
This snack-sized Cozy Mystery can be gobbled up in no time, and leave you hungry for more!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating on a Hunch (The Board Game Murders Book 2) by [Wallace, Jane , Press, Sweet Promise]

 

The triplets are going to need steady hands and a clear heads to make it out of this game of operation alive…

Lonnie’s B&B is booked solid this weekend as a local hospital hosts a staff appreciation event, so the women already knew the weekend would be stressful. But when one of the more frustrating doctors falls ill, and poison is suspected,  their internal warning buzzers start ringing. With suspects in almost every room, they’re going to have to pull out all their tricks, and board games, to get to the bottom of this newest mystery.

But with the help of Detective Kowalski and the determination of the triplets who aren’t about to let a bad guy threaten their family business, the killer better beware. Because this delicate game operation has life and death stakes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ice Maid's Tail (The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency Book 8) by [Mandy Morton]The town is gripped by a big freeze, and blizzard after blizzard has engulfed the feline community, leaving shops and businesses snowbound. Hettie Bagshot and her sidekick, Tilly Jenkins, have found sanctuary by their fireside but soon they are bucketed into a terrifying nightmare, called to investigate the disappearance of the town’s kittens as – one by one – they are taken in the snow.

Who are the strange cats living in Wither-Fork Woods?

Will the ancient prophecy of the Ice Maid’s Tail become a reality?

And can Hettie and Tilly defrost the fish fingers in time for tea?

Join them as they slip and slide their way through another frost-biting case for The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency.

What people are saying about The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency:

’This series is the perfect warm, fluffy cosy mystery read for fans of Agatha Crispy-style mysteries and cat-lovers alike.’

True escapism into a world of pies, cakes and cats while somehow smuggling a truer reflection of the real world than much human detective fiction.’

‘A deceptively nasty murder wrapped up in a cardigan, and served by the fire with tea and cake. A delight from beginning to end.

‘Hilarious and captivating.’

The cat world’s answer to the cosy crime novel, with bags of charm and characters you don’t want to leave behind.’

I love this series and am waiting with a warmed pastry, a hot mug of something, and a crackling fire for the next in the series.’

Editorial reviews:

Original and intriguing… a world without people which cat lovers will enter and enjoy.’ P. D. James

I loved it. The whole concept is just so “real”!’ Barbara Erskine

‘Mandy Morton’s Feline Detective Agency instigates a new genre, both wonderful and surreal.’ Maddy Prior

‘The world that Morton has created is irresistible.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Witty and smart. Prepare to be besotted.’ M.K. Graff

‘Mandy Morton’s series is both charming and whimsical.’ Barry Forshaw

‘Hettie Bagshot might be a new face at the scene of a crime, but already she could teach most fictional detectives a thing or two.’ The Hunts Post  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placed on a medical leave of absence from her job as a special agent in the National Protection and Investigation Unit, Mikala Flynn is a woman on the edge―guilt-ridden, depressed, battling war wounds and personal demons. The world and the relationships as she knew them no longer exist. Now, the streets of New York, the bottle, and anonymous sex have become her solace.

In the midst of a fire escape bender, Flynn overhears her crazy-like-a-fox grandmother and her art-world cronies planning a daring theft of a valuable historical document. Eventually Flynn crashes the party and agrees to take on the heist herself. Along the way, Flynn runs into, both literally and figuratively, her now wheelchair-bound best friend, an alluring, mysterious thief who throws multiple wrenches into the works, and the ex-love of her life.

Can Flynn pull off the job without falling victim to vodka and lost love…and somehow begin to find herself again along the way?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons of Mystery: A Gray Whale Inn Cozy Mystery Story Collection (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries) by [MacInerney, Karen]

 

Experience all four seasons at the Gray Whale Inn!

Treat yourself to this collection of cozy reads from the Agatha-nominated Gray Whale Inn mysteries. Includes Blueberry Blues, Pumpkin Pied, Iced Inn, and a brand new springtime story from the inn, the never-before-published Lupine Lies, along with Altar Flowers, a Gray Whale Inn short story that is exclusive to this collection!

You’ll savor each one of these cozy gems… and the recipes that go with them. Includes bonus recipes!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystals and Criminals: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Magic & Mystery Book 8) by [Webb, Lily]

Sometimes the truth isn’t crystal clear…

Head Witch Zoe Clarke has never believed in fate. She’s sure she’s gotten all she has through her own hard work and determination… until a traveling psychic sets up shop in Moon Grove and superstition sweeps everyone in town.

But when the seer accurately predicts the death of a prestigious client, Zoe snaps out of her spell and wonders if there’s more to the mysterious mystic than meets the eye.

From the psychic’s shadowy past to her parade of paranormal patrons, Zoe’s certain the soothsayer has something to hide — especially when her crystal ball goes missing and more of her clients meet unfortunate fates.

Will Zoe divine the identity of the culprit before they strike again? Or will this be her last case for the foreseeable future?

Crystals and Criminals is the eighth book in the Magic and Mystery series of witch cozy mysteries. If you like suspicious psychics, visionary vandals, and magical murder mysteries, then you’ll love this lighthearted eighth entry in Lily Webb’s spellbinding series.

Buy Crystals and Criminals to continue solving the mysteries of Moon Grove today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead To The Last Drop: A Cozy Mystery (A Killer Coffee Mystery Book Eight) (A Killer Coffee Mystery Series 8) by [Kappes, Tonya]Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Maxine Bloom has always wanted to try her hand at acting and when Loretta Bebe is desperate for someone to fill a role in the local play she’s directing for the Honey Springs Theater Company, she asks Maxi to fill in and Roxy knows Aunt Maxi’s head will grow like the gossip.

Aunt Maxi leaps at the chance for big theatrical debut in the charming play about a posh ‘60’s fur salon and the owner trying to run an honest business while his charming, yet caddish partner, Mr. Browning, is just trying to give a fur coat to his new mistress.

When the woman playing the mistress turns up dead the play comes to a complete halt until Sheriff Spencer Shepard lets Loretta reopen after the crime scene is fully swept.

In the meantime rumors are swirling like the snowflakes in Honey Springs and Roxy finds that she just can’t stop from hearing the gossip and trying to figure out who killed the amateur actress..after all the show must go on!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

New Release For The Week Of February 16th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 16th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

Demons are Rude (A Booker Patrick Mystery Book 1) by [Williams, Gary, Knerly, Vicky]

“When everything goes wrong for a man and he befriends a talking dog, things can’t get worse, right? Wrong. This hilarious read will prove that man’s best friend isn’t always easy to deal with. And when you throw a demon in the mix, things can get very trying. So if you need a break from the real world, pick up ‘Demons are Rude,’ settle in, and enjoy the laughs from Williams and Knerly.”
—Xander Weaver, Author of The Cyrus Cooper Series

Booker “Book” Patrick is having a rough time. His wife left, his career fell apart, and he’s been forced to move to St. Augustine, Florida, and take a low-paying job. The only place he can afford to live is a treehouse in a crusty old man’s back yard.

When Book befriends Drawbridge, a snarky, talking dog that only he can see, the twosome team up to investigate a sudden influx of quirky ghosts, called Diluteds. Diluteds are souls who never reached the afterlife, have no idea how they died, and are now confined to specific buildings: the trifecta of otherworldly odd.

When the happy-go-lucky Diluteds begin to change into fierce, defiant, even gross, supernatural entities, it’s a harbinger of things to come. All this weirdness seems to be leading to a bigger, more terrifying destiny for Book and Drawbridge: a date with a demon—and not the good kind where you have a chance to get lucky. It’s the kind of date that could lead to world annihilation.

“The writing team of Williams and Knerly exchange thrills for chills in their latest offering. Populated by a cast of characters who truly live up to the name, as well as plenty of tongue-in-cheek (or sometimes tongue-in-ear) humor, ‘Demons are Rude’ is a fun, easy foray into the paranormal. If you’re in the market for a quick and entertaining read, look no further.”
—Lisa Clark O’Neil, Author of the Southern Comfort Series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Patterdale Plot: Murder and intrigue in the breathtaking Lake District (Lake District Mysteries Book 9) by [Tope, Rebecca]

 

 

 

Simmy Brown had hoped that her autumn would be less frantic than usual to give her a chance to enjoy her pregnancy, her upcoming nuptials, and some time looking for a new house in the Patterdale area of the Lake District. But it is not to be … When one of the lodgers at her parents’ Bed & Breakfast dies in her arms after seemingly being poisoned, she becomes embroiled in a complex investigation, headed up by her friend D I Moxon. It is clear the victim had some connection to a controversial new building project near Patterdale and Simmy’s ideas of a quiet run up to Christmas are cruelly dashed.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pride and Prejudice in Las Vegas: A Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 19) by [Winters, A.R.]Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is transported to another era, at the urging of her friend Emily and Nanna, when she tags along to a Jane Austen convention at the Tremonte Casino.

It’s an immersion overload with required period attire and activities like cream tea, lawn bowls, and Regency dancing. But it’s not all in good fun when the conference organizers hire Tiffany to investigate the murder of Robert Darcy, a member of their Board of Directors.

What killed the real-life Mr. Darcy: pride or prejudice?

While Tiffany investigates, her thoughts are never far from Ryan and Stone. She can’t accept what Jack told her, and her belief is only strengthened when she sees a black-clad man who looks like Stone in a fateful alley…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet Tiffany Black, A.R. Winters’s new heroine.” – Rea, Amazon.com

“You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately” – Melissa Greenberg, Amazon.com Top 1000 Reviewer

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, Amazon.com

Pride and Prejudice in Las Vegas is the nineteenth book in The Tiffany Black in Las Vegas Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a lighthearted cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and family, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Key by [Womack, Marian]“…Part Shirley Jackson’s stories of inner demons, part Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…part Astrid Lindgren’s faith in children’s resilience and part ghost story.”

“Enter a mysterious world in the hands of capable women. Getting drawn into this story is easy; getting out again is trickier.”
-BookPage

1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Séances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms.

Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters who vanished without a trace on the Norfolk Fens.

But the Fens are an age-old land, where folk tales and dark magic still linger. The locals speak of devilmen and catatonic children are found on the Broads. Here, Helena finds what she was sent for, as the Fenland always gives up its secrets, in the end…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Croakies Monster (Enchanting Inquiries Book 7) by [Cheever, Sam]Ancient Chinese proverb says, give cat mouse and give frog fly, they’ll soothe your monsters so you won’t die.

Okay, maybe I just made that up. But I’ll try anything at this point.

Croakies is suddenly being overrun by monsters. Yeah. Monsters. And I have no clue where they’re coming from. Are they tied to something we’ve done in the past? Do they have anything to do with the strange phone calls I’ve been getting from a really prickly local author? Most importantly, how are we going to explain to the humans about the appearance of a certain giantnormous blue monster flinging car-sized cookies around? Where did all these squirrel squattin’ songbirds come from?
And, for the love of the goddess’s favorite spanks, why is there ice all over the floor?

Sigh.

The frog and the cat? Yeah, they’re really pretty useless on this one. But at least they’re living the good life thanks to my tireless efforts to feed, house, and clean up after them and their naughty friend Hobs.

Yay me.

Mega monster boogers! This magic wrangling gig is for the birds. And the frogs. And the cats. And the hobgoblins. And, apparently, for the monsters hiding at Croakies.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dark Corners of the Night (An UNSUB Novel Book 3) by [Meg Gardiner]

“Don’t miss it. This is a great one!” — Stephen King

Soon to be an Amazon TV series

I am the legion of the night …

He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear—the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles are gripped with dread, and the attacks are escalating.

Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best—hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB—unknown subject—doesn’t sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin’s own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?

Tense and impactful, Edgar Award winner Meg Gardiner’s latest UNSUB thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat until its riveting conclusion.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead in the Water (Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Harper, Susan]Nothing stops a party faster than a dead body!

A cozy mystery from International Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Hope and the crew of the Caribbean Honey have put ashore for little bit of well-deserved R&R. And nothing says rest and relaxation like a beach party. At least until things turn deadly. Can Hope find a killer or will her mystery-solving career be dead in the water?

Dead in the Water is part of the Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries with interesting characters, exotic locations, and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Caribbean Cruise Cozy Mystery series.

Download Dead in the Water and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

New Releases For The Week Of February 16th, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 16th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

Purrfectly Dead (The Mysteries of Max Book 20) by [Saint, Nic]Paws of the Dead

I was suffering from a slight case of ennui when I came upon the perfect solution: a new type of cat kibble that promised to fix my every problem. I probably should have known it was too good to be true, which just goes to show that even a feline who’s been around the block a few times can still be caught by surprise.

What definitely caught me by surprise was Gran’s announcement that she wanted to have another baby—a little brother or sister for Marge and Alec. No, they weren’t too excited about the prospect either. And then of course when that first zombie showed up one night, that’s when the trouble really started.

Am I going too fast? You’re saying I should back up a little? Well, all right, fine. But don’t say I didn’t warn you: this story turned out to be a real rollercoaster ride, and put both cats and humans through the ringer. Then again, isn’t that par for the course in Hampton Cove, that lovely small town where danger seems to lurk around every corner?  (Amazon)

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Dark Rum Revenge: a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery (Danger Cove Mysteries Book 24) by [Leiren, Nicole, Ashby, Elizabeth]From USA Today bestselling authors Nicole Leiren and Elizabeth Ashby comes a hauntingly harrowing new mystery…

As the new part owner of Smugglers’ Tavern, Lilly Waters has found a little slice of happiness. With a steady boyfriend, a renewed relationship with her parents, and a strong circle of friends, she is excited about what the future might hold for her in the never boring town of Danger Cove.

The auction of Shady Pines, a creepy reportedly haunted old motel on the outskirts of town, causes an influx of real estate investors from near and far—some nice, some nasty, and all with plans for the property. As the tempers begin to flare, Lilly and her good friend, Bree Milford who owns the local B&B, visit Shady Pines to check out the potential new competition. But instead of answers, they discover the lifeless body of one of the most vocal (and irritating) investors. The police move in record time to point fingers, which leaves Lilly, Bree, and a former foe all in the middle of a dark and stormy recipe for danger. Can Lilly catch a killer, or will this haunted hotel claim another victim?

The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Farmers’ Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection)
Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Deadly Thanksgiving Sampler (a Danger Cove Quilting mystery)
Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Two Sleuths are Better Than One (a Danger Cove Crossover Mystery)
Dark Rum Revenge (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

About Danger Cove:
Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove…from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don’t let our name fool you—we’re the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest!  (Amazon)

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Pauper and Prince in Harlem: A Ross Agency Mystery (The Ross Agency Mystery series Book 4) by [Pitts, Delia]A vulnerable kid. A brutal enemy. An addled ally.

Blood runs cold on Harlem’s hottest summer night when drive-by assassins shoot up a crowded playground, killing the teenaged friend of private eye SJ Rook. Only fourteen, the kid was smart, affectionate, and alive with potential. His sudden death strikes Rook through the heart. Was this boy the victim of a cruel accident or was he targeted by gang hitmen in a ruthless display of power?

To find the killers, Rook must enlist the help of another teen, Whip, a mysterious runaway witness. Whip is a transgender boy whose life on the streets has drawn him into the realm of a violent mob kingpin. Bruised and discouraged by his mother’s rejection, Whip doesn’t want to be found. Not by the cops or by community do-gooders. And certainly not by Rook, a resolute stranger with vengeance on his mind. Rook’s search for the elusive kid requires persistence, street-level diplomacy, and guts. The quest becomes a dangerous trek through the meanest corners of his neighborhood. Racing from desolate homeless camps to urban swamps, from settlement houses to high-rise palaces ruled by greed and corruption, the determined Rook pursues his quarry. An unexpected twist in the detective’s relationship with his crime-fighting partner, Sabrina Ross, threatens to derail his mission while deepening their personal connection.

In this fourth book in the Ross Agency Mystery series, Rook confronts his toughest assignment yet. Noble tramps, vicious thugs, and a pint-sized trigger woman complicate Rook’s efforts to protect Whip. When a crime prince and a hobo hold the boy’s life in the balance, will Rook’s grit and imagination be enough to save Whip and bring the killers to justice?  (Amazon)

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The Bashing in the Bakery (Bakers and Bulldogs Mysteries Book 8) by [Sams, Rosie]When her rival is murdered, Melody is separated from her cute French Bulldog, Smudge. Will she be locked up forever or can Smudge sniff out the truth?
FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

When a new bakery opens up, Melody starts to lose business. People are flocking to the new healthy treats across the road. It gets so bad that Melody even loses her temper and now she is in trouble.

When the owner of the new bakery is found dead, and Melody is covered in his blood, it looks like she may have snapped.

Now she is in jail and has no way of proving her innocence. Luckily, Smudge and Melody’s boyfriend, Sheriff Alvin, are on the case. Can they hunt down the truth when all the evidence points to Melody?

Find out in this sweet, fun cozy mystery!

Also available in the Bakers and Bulldogs Cozy Mysteries:
Strawberries and Sweet Lies
Brides and Blades
The Murder and the Masterpiece
The Poison in the Pie
Silent Night and Deadly Flight
The Beating After the Ball
The Murder in the Dressing Room
Why not follow Rosie on Amazon?  (Amazon)

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The Case of the Missing Husband (Lorelei Silence Mystery Book 2) by [Stillwagon, Karen]“Kidnapped? What do you mean kidnapped?” Lorelei asked.

“He’s been taken and the ransom note was delievered today. I have until Wednesday to come up with the money, or they will kill him.”

Lorelei Silence is new to the Private Investigator role. She is taking classes and working with an Insurance agency to get her PI license. She doesn’t know how to find a missing person, yet.

Her boss’s husband is missing and she wants him found before she has to pay the ransom. No cops, or he will be killed.

Can Lorelei find him before it’s too late?  (Amazon)

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Mystic Guests (Mystic's End Mysteries Book 1) by [Leeds, Leanne]A new beginning in an old town.
A punk ghost raging in the middle of the night.
She wanted to get away from the paranormal—but did she wake it up instead?

Fortuna Delphi’s plans to open an art studio while searching out her mysterious origins are derailed when she discovers a punk ghost raging against her in the middle of the night. As his bones are unearthed along with the town’s secrets, she is determined to find out who killed the mohawked teen and why. At least, if she can do it without tipping her hand to the townspeople that she’s a witch.

Between the hot detective that suspects she’s a con-woman up to no good, the smolderingly sexy manager of the local greyhound track that seems to be full of secrets, and a conspiracy theorist reporter determined to enlist Fortuna in her war against the town’s corruption, Fortuna’s life is becoming more complicated than an Escher painting. And she could be unknowingly related to any of them.

Will Fortuna be able to find out who murdered the ghost in her attic, or will Mystic’s End unearth her secrets instead?

Mystic Guests (Mystic’s End Mysteries, Book 1) is a funny full-length paranormal cozy mystery.

Mystic’s End Mysteries:
Mystic Guests, Book 1
Angel in Demise, Book 2
Sketchy Charms, Book 3
The Art of Scrying, Book 4

Fortuna Delphi originally appeared in Leanne Leeds’ Magical Midway Paranormal Cozy Series.  (Amazon)

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Pastries and Puzzles (Mad Batter Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by [Barker, Constance]

Who Killed the Life Coach?

Life coach Gilbert is offering seminars on how to better your life and Coco has the honor of catering the event. She’s excited until Gilbert gives her a dressing down on her presentation and food. What a jerk. Then the jerk ends up dead clutching a half eaten Coco specialty…a cupcake.

While her friends and handsome police officer Logan don’t think she had anything to do with the crime, it doesn’t matter. Most of the town does. Coco is determined to clear her good name, but will it come at a cost?

***Find out in the 3rd book of the Mad Batter Bakery Cozy Mystery Series***  (Amazon)

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Murder Under A Silver Moon: A Mona Moon Mystery by [Keam, Abigail]Madeline Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. She has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Depression. But there’s a problem. Miss Mona is bored. So she underwrites an expedition to find lost Native American silver mines in Eastern Kentucky. As a condition of underwriting the search, Mona gets to tag along, but soon discovers the expedition has a nefarious purpose. Mona finds herself lost in the Appalachian Mountains with only her wits to save her, but like the panthers roaming the mountain ridges, she is swift, silent, and deadly.
That’s how Mona does things in 1933.

THE MONA MOON MYSTERY SERIES
Murder Under A Blue Moon
Murder Under A Blood Moon
Murder Under A Bad Moon
Murder Under A Silver Moon

AWARDS

2010 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for Death By A HoneyBee
2011 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Drowning
2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By Drowning
2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By A HoneyBee
2017 Finalist from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Design
2019 Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Stalking  (Amazon)

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Valentine Books–Part 2

 

 

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Today on my blog I will spotlight some books for Valentine’s Day for your reading pleasure.  This is the second day of the list of books that I hope you enjoy.  Happy Reading!!!

 

Addressed to Kill (A Postmistress Mystery Book 3) by [Flowers, Jean]Third in the Postmistress Mystery series by Jean Flowers, following Death Takes Priority and Cancelled by Murder

Love is in the air for postmaster Cassie Miller and the residents of North Ashcot, Massachusetts. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the town is gearing up for a special dinner dance at the senior center. With the local musical group performing at the dance displaced from their regular practice location, Cassie is all too happy to host them during off-hours at the post office.

But not everything is coming up roses. When one of the musicians, Dennis Somerville, is found shot in his home, rumors swirl over who might have wanted him dead. Cassie must determine if there is a link between a string of recent break-ins and Dennis’s murder before another victim winds up with more than a broken heart.  (Amazon)

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Bleeding Hearts (The Gregor Demarkian Holiday Mysteries Book 11) by [Haddam, Jane]

 

Murder is in the cards this Valentine’s Day. “Never quite cozy and never quite tough, this tale combines the best of both styles to stunning effect” (Publishers Weekly).
Psychiatrist Paul Hazzard was renowned for his insights into the human mind, until his wife was savagely murdered. She was stabbed to death with an ornamental dagger, a grisly crime for which Paul was tried but never convicted. Four years later, to escape his greedy family and his former mistress, Paul takes an unlikely lover: the homely, middle-aged Hannah Krekorian. Hannah’s neighbors, including former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian, are charmed by the sudden romance—until they find her holding an antique dagger over Paul’s bloody body. The police are convinced of Hannah’s guilt, but Demarkian knows his neighbor could never stab Paul to death. Hannah’s valentine may be gone, but if Gregor works a miracle, she’ll have something even better come February 14th: her freedom.  (Amazon)

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“I’m crazy about Laura Levine’s mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud.” –Joanne Fluke

Love is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service.  .  .

When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she’s excited for a chance to help the lovelorn–until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love.  So it’s no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine’s Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates.  .  .

“A well-crafted plot.” —Publishers Weekly

“The multiple suspects keep readers on the edge of their seats.” —RT Book Reviews

“Levine’s charming heroine is right on target.” —Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

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Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura’s Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel’s mother. Now Mom’s a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man’s shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.  (Amazon)

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Valentine by [Savage, Tom]Jillian Talbot has it all: a beautiful home in New York’s Greenwich Village, a string of bestselling suspense novels, a handsome and adoring lover.

She has something else, too. A silent stalker. A secret admirer who sends her pink, heart-shaped messages–with an unmistakable threat in blood-red letters. His motives are as cryptic as the name he goes by: Valentine. But his intentions are deadly clear. He has stalked other women in the past, and he has killed them. Now he’s ready to add Jill to his list, to carry out the punishment he has chosen for her, retribution for a long-ago crime that only he remembers. For Valentine, vengeance will be complete.

For Jill Talbot, the terror has just begun. Wherever she runs, he will find her. And soon she will meet him on his terrible day of judgment. His triumphant day. Her darkest day.

Valentine’s Day.  (Amazon)

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My Deadly Valentine (#6 - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) (STAC - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) by [Robinson, David W]Valentine’s Day approaches and a lonely Joe Murray has his eye on the newest member of the Sanford 3rd Age Club, Letty Hill. But when the Sanford Valentine strangler strikes for the fourth year in succession, Joe’s amorous inclinations are sidetracked.

And he doesn’t have far to look for the prime suspect…
it’s him.

A killer who leaves no trace, a public suddenly suspicious of him and a police officer with a personal grudge.

In this, the sixth in the STAC Mystery series, Joe is sure of only one thing…

It’s MURDER at Valentine’s.

Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

THE FILEY CONNECTION
THE I-SPY MURDERS
A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
MY DEADLY VALENTINE
THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
COSTA DEL MURDER
CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
A THEATRICAL MURDER
TRIAL BY FIRE
PERIL IN PALMANOVA

By the same author:

VOICES
THE HANDSHAKER
** NEW ** THE DEEP SECRET  (Amazon)

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Cat Got Your Secrets: A Kitty Couture Mystery by [Chase, Julie]Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, she’s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle’s bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene—and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father.

It’s up to Lacy to clear her dad’s name from the suspect list before Detective Jack Oliver has to cage him for good. But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. And Lacy’s not the only one with bones in her closet.

Time’s running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase’s Kitty Couture mystery series, perfect for “all those feline fanciers who love to read Rita Mae Brown” (Suspense Magazine).  (Amazon)

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CLAWS AND EFFECT

Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital–until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It’s not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a hotbed of ego, jealousy, and illicit love.

But it’s tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, roaming the netherworld of Crozet Hospital, who sniffs out a secret that dates back to the Underground Railroad. Then Harry is attacked and a doctor is executed in cold blood.

Soon only a quick-witted cat and her animal pals feline Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker stand between Harry and a coldly calculating killer with a prescription for murder.   (Amazon)

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Murder in the Paperback Parlor (The Book Retreat Mysteries 2) by [Adams, Ellery]

 

The New York Times bestselling Book Retreat mysteries feature Storyton Hall, the perfect getaway for literature lovers—except when a guest tries to get away with murder…

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.

Rosamund had as many enemies as she did admirers, including envious fellow novelists, a jealous former lover, and dozens of angry fans. It’s up to Jane, with the help of her book club, the Cover Girls, to catalogue the list of suspects and find a heartless killer quickly—before the murderer writes someone else off…  (Amazon)

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Praise for USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton’s previous books: “Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” –The Midwest Book Review “Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.” –Albuquerque Journal “Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships.” –Booklist Will there be Valentine wedding bells for Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell? (introduced in this mystery series opener Sweet Masterpiece) Sam’s bakery, Sweet’s Sweets is busier than ever this Valentine week, as she struggles to replicate the magical chocolate-making techniques of the enigmatic chocolatier who boosted her winter holiday sales into the stratosphere. However, candy classes take second place to a new mystery, when Sam meets a woman whose missing son’s case seems to have been dropped by the authorities. Marla Fresques learns that she is dying and needs for her son to come home and raise the daughter he left behind. Sam agrees to help, hoping that Sheriff Beau’s inside connections will bring about a quick and happy resolution. But what about Sam’s and Beau’s own wedding plans? They may be in jeopardy when an entirely new development appears in the form of Beau’s ex-girlfriend who is determined to win him back. With the familiar mix of mystery, romance and a touch of magic that has enchanted readers of this series, Sweet Hearts draws the reader even further into the captivating world of Samantha Sweet.  (Amazon)

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Valentine Books–Part 1

 

 

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Today on my blog I will spotlight some books for Valentine’s Day for your reading pleasure.  This is the first day of the list of books that I hope you enjoy.  Happy Reading!!!

 

Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine’s Day. Of course she also isn’t planning on looking for a murderer. . .

Fed up with dating after a disastrous setup, the only thing Hayley wants to snuggle up to is a box of made-to-order chocolates from plus-sized, plus-mouthed chocolatier Bessie Winthrop. But when Bessie is found dead in her kitchen, only Hayley suspects that Bessie’s “heart attack” might actually be a candy-coated murder.

Turns out Bessie had more enemies than a boxful of chocolates, each one a suspicious flavor. It’s sticky business juggling a job, two teenagers and finding a killer, but it’s better than letting a killer find Hayley first. . .

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen!

Praise for Death of a Country Fried Redneck

“Snappy pace, fun characters, and a clever plot. A tasty entrée for the culinary cozy crowd.” —Library Journal  (Amazon)

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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series…
DEATH OF A VALENTINE: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth’s newest constable and blushing bride-to-be.

While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters. After all, if it weren’t for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn’t be a wedding at all. For it was a mysterious Valentine’s Day package–delivered to the victim before her death–that initially drew Hamish and Josie together on the investigation. As they work side by side, Hamish and Josie soon discover that the woman’s list of admirers was endless, confirming Hamish’s suspicion that love can be blind, deaf . . . and deadly.  (Amazon)

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The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre (Hatter's Cove Mystery Series Book 1) by [Crabtree, Elisabeth]

 

 

It’s Valentine’s Day in quiet, cozy Hatter’s Cove, Florida and food columnist, Kat Archer, has been assigned the event of the year, the grand opening of Miss Dolly’s Cookie Jar and Sweets Emporium.

What begins as a run of the mill, albeit tasty, assignment turns into something much more dangerous when one of the Cookie Jar’s employees is poisoned.

Now Kat is chasing the biggest story of her life, while trying to catch the eye of her handsome editor and avoid becoming the killer’s next victim.

A cozy novella: approximately 44,000 words  (Amazon)

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Valentine's Victim (Holiday Series Book 4) (An Emma Wild Mystery with Recipes) by [Lin, Harper]From USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Lin: The Final Book in The Emma Wild 4-Book Holiday Mystery Series. Includes 5 delicious cupcake recipes!

It looks like superstar singer Emma Wild is going to be single on Valentine’s Day. She’s ignoring all of Detective Sterling Matthew’s calls and evading her promotional duties for her third album release. All she wants to do is sit at home, watch trashy TV shows and eat junk food.

But a journalist from Rolling Stone magazine on a tight deadline tracks her down and follows her around town the same time that Emma’s sister Mirabelle invites her to be one of the judges for the town’s annual baking contest. After the contest is over, Emma finds the winner’s dead body in a toilet stall! While Sterling and his partner Sandra arrests a contestant named Cherry, Emma thinks they have the wrong suspect.

This is the final book in the 4-book holiday series.

Book 1: Killer Christmas (Free eBook)
Book 2: New Year’s Slay
Book 3: Death of a Snowman
Book 4: Valentine’s Victim

Save and Buy the complete 4-Book Emma Wild Holiday Series Box Set!  (Amazon)

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Forever Valentine: A Witch Cozy Mystery Short Story (Halloween LaVeau Series) by [Pressey, Rose]“Rose Pressey’s books are fun!” Janet Evanovich

A Halloween LaVeau short story

Author Note: Would you like a free copy of Book 1 in my bestselling Haunted Tour Guide series? I hope so, because I would like to give it to you. Simply copy and paste the following link into your browser and I will email a download link. But hurry, it won’t be free long…

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Badly-spelled love cookies at a Valentine’s Day Dance spells disaster for Halloween LaVeau. Will she be able to reverse the magic in time?

“If you like Charlaine Harris and Janet Evanovich you might like Rose Pressey too.”

For fans of witch mysteries, cozy mysteries, paranormal mysteries with a touch of humor,amateur sleuths, and women sleuths.  (Amazon)

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Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery Series, Book 3

Caprice De Luca’s latest house staging is all about hearts, flowers, lace and chintz since Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  She never expects her client to be murdered in the greenhouse the day of the open house.
With her six-month-old pup Lady by her side and her own love life in disarray, Caprice ferrets out clues from the victim’s best friend, Caprice’s mother, the housekeeper and a special male friend who insists his relationship with the victim was platonic.  However, as Caprice digs deeper, she finds the victim’s past is filled with secrets that she kept from her husband for thirty years.
The past isn’t merely history.  The present isn’t always what it seems.  When hearts are involved, passion and even murder aren’t far behind.
Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mysteries
STAGED TO DEATH, Book 1, December 2013
DEADLY DECOR, Book 2, June 2014
GILT BY ASSOCIATION, Book 3, February 2015
DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Book 4, August 2015
SILENCE OF THE LAMPS, Book 5, March 2016   (Amazon)
Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

“Excellent….These Joe Grey mysteries will stay popular for many years to come.”

Tampa Tribune

Kirkus Reviews says that award-winning author Shirley Rousseau Murphy has “raised the stakes of the feline sleuth genre.” In Cat Playing Cupid, Murphy’s fourteenth delightfully sophisticated whodunit to feature Joe Grey and his furry friends Dulcie and Kit, the feline P.I. is on a mission to stop a crime spree that endangers love on Valentine’s Day. The winner of seven straight Muse Medallions from the national Cat Writers Association, Murphy’s Joe Grey novels are the “cat’s meow”—as doggone good as Rita Mae Brown’s “Sneaky Pie, Carole Nelson Douglas’s “Midnight Louie,” and Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who…books.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

The Valentine Mystery: A Cozy Mystery (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Daley, Kathi]

If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this new mystery series by Kathi Daley, author of the popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series.

It is Valentine’s Day in White Eagle Montana and Tess and Tilly are busier than ever delivering Valentine Cards along with the daily mail. Of course it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in White Eagle without a mystery to solve or a holiday adoption party to prepare for.

When Tess happens upon a vehicle accident where one man dies, she gets pulled into a mystery with roots into the past. With Tony’s help she not only tracks down a killer but she looks into the occurrence of a missing person as well.

Tony is still looking into the case of Tess’s father’s disappearance, meanwhile Tess and Tilly team up with Brady to make sure that every animal shelter resident finds their perfect match in time for Valentine’s Day.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

For one man, they are the five most terrifying words of all . . .

One year after the heart transplant that saved his life, thirty-five-year-old Ryan Perry has never felt better. He’s getting back everything he nearly lost forever—his business, his his life, and, with luck, his beloved girlfriend. Miracles do happen.

Then the unmarked gifts begin to arrive—a box of candy hearts, a heart pendant. Most disturbing of all is a graphic heart-surgery video and its chilling message: Your heart belongs to me. Ryan is being stalked by someone who feels entitled to everything he has. She’s the spitting image of the twenty-six-year-old donor of the heart beating steadily in Ryan’s own chest. And she’s come to take it back.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
A Manhattan Murder Mystery: An Irina Curtius Mystery by [Bernhardt, Susan]

Irina Curtius, a retired ballet dancer living on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, runs a ballet studio for young children. Recently, she has been watching her younger and otherwise healthy neighbor, Stephen Kramer, become ill over time. When Stephen travels for business, his health always seems to improve dramatically after he has been away, but only temporarily. Within days of returning home, his health begins to deteriorate again. On top of that, Stephen has added stress due to problems he is having with his wife and his irate live-in sister-in-law. Sadly, Stephen’s last bout with his mysterious illness has proven to be fatal. Unsatisfied with the official explanation and in order to deliver justice for her friend and neighbor, Irina sets out to uncover the truth and prove that Stephen was indeed murdered.

It won’t be easy, though. A former lover from Irina’s college days at NYU has suddenly reinserted himself into her life, wanting to pick up where they left off. Additionally, a mysterious newcomer arrives in Irina’s neighborhood and he now seems to be shadowing Irina, appearing everywhere she goes. The story that unfolds, interwoven in the everyday lives of Irina and her social circle, highlights the unpredictability of life, the best and worst of humanity, and the powerful bonds that drive people together (and apart).  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Southern Double Cross

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Caroline Fardig and her new book Southern Double Cross.  This is the third book in her A Southern B & B Mystery series.

 

Southern Double Cross: A Southern B&B Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Alibi (February 11, 2020)
Print Length: ~260 pages
Digital ASIN: B07W3J7QFC

 

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A fundraising party goes south in a delightful cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Southern Discomfort and the Java Jive novels

Quinn Bellandini is ready to get back to running her grandfather’s B&B in Savannah, Georgia, with her sister, Delilah—but first, she has to coordinate a fundraising event at the house of local philanthropists, with the help of her boyfriend, Tucker Heyward. Everything is running smoothly until Quinn’s friend, Pepper Fox, frantically calls her with the horrifying news that the lady of the house was found dead. Pepper’s brother, who was working as a caterer, is soon charged with her murder.

Pepper knows her brother didn’t commit the crime and asks Quinn, now a veteran detective with two solved murders under her belt, to prove his innocence. Quinn can’t bear to see her friend upset and enlists Delilah and Tucker to help investigate.

The invite list quickly turns into the suspect list as tensions mount and old feuds are brought to light. Could Quinn have hired the only catering company in Georgia that throws in a murder on the side?

Don’t miss Caroline Fardig’s “wildly entertaining”* Java Jive mysteries, which can be read together or separately:
DEATH BEFORE DECAF | MUG SHOT | A WHOLE LATTE MURDER | BREW OR DIE | MURDER OVER MOCHAS

*Suspense Magazine

 

 

 

 

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  And there was a lot of action taking place in this book and a lot of sleuthing. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place.

The characters are well developed and well defined.  I really enjoy the way that Quinn and Delilah interact and how much they love each other.  They are as close as two sisters could be, even though they are very different. We got to spend a little more time with their friend, Pepper, which added some depth to the story.  

The mystery had a lot of clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  The girls like to take chances when solving a mystery, especially Delilah, and it is no wonder that Quinn’s boyfriend, Tucker, is not too happy.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  The whole series is great and definitely worth reading.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Random House Publishing Group-Alibi, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

 

 

 

 

CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig’s BAD MEDICINE was named one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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New Releases For The Week Of February 9th, 2020–Part 4

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 9th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the fourth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Cabernet Murder: Romantic Paranormal Mystery (Magic in the Vineyards Book 1) by [Leo, D.N., Fox, P.G.]Jasmine can sometimes track emotions, and because of that, the coven considers her a talented witch.

She knows the only thing she can do reliably well is cook. Mind tracking is only a side dish, and that ability is so unreliable she’s ashamed to claim it as a talent.

Migrating to Gisborne years ago to keep a secret, her parents held important positions in the coven. Before she knows it, Jasmine—with limited talent and zero willingness—promised her parents she would manage the coven and keep their secret.

Gisborne is a tranquil little town. Keeping secrets shouldn’t be a problem.

Unfortunately, the tranquility of the town ends when a tourist is killed with a bottle of cabernet sauvignon produced by the vineyard she manages.

The city’s no-nonsense detective, Bertram Hays, is normally the last person sent to investigate the occurrences in a small town. But the chief of his station dispatches him to Gisborne the very second he learns about the murder, because Detective Hayes has never lost a case.

To keep the paranormal community at bay and their secret hidden, Jasmine and her friends must either convert the arriving detective into a believer and ask for his help, or point him toward a wrong direction.

Neither solution is feasible at the moment…

Cabernet Murder is the first installment of the Magic in the Vineyards paranormal mystery series. If you like small-town charm, food, wine, and mystery with a dash of romance, Magic in the Vineyards is the series for you.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery And Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Collection Series Book 6) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]

Ronin Flash Fiction Collection includes two of the following books from the Ronin Flash Fiction series:

1. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery
Type: flash fiction about 340 words
I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding a missing earring and an observant stray cat.

2. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery
Type: flash fiction about 700 words
Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the thief of rare gold coins.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( A Dog Gone Missing )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)

The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Illuminated Fruit Mystery (Ronin Flash Fiction Book 17) by [Higgins, Kristie Lynn]Type: flash fiction about 525 words
The Illuminated Fruit Mystery is a free Kindle Unlimited cozy mystery book and part of the Ronin Flash Fiction series. The ronin must solve a mystery surrounding the thief of rare fruit. Very quick reads, so sit back and enjoy this free kindle unlimited mysteries story.

Maji… a world fusing East and West cultures, during an era before the emergence of the steam engine. The sword was the ultimate weapon and brought order to the planet under the Emperor. Enter this alternate reality and see a fusing of two cultures. Travel through the world of ‘Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel’ and see a glimpse of the age of the samurai full of intrigue and suspense.

Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery Series:
1. The Missing Japanese Chin Mystery ( dog mysteries novel )

Ronin Flash Fiction Series:
1. The Tea Set Mystery ( Craft Of Tea, Not Brewing Coffee )
2. The Koi Pond Murder Mystery ( Fish Of Intrigue )
3. A Bit Of Sweet Spice Mystery ( Baking Mystery Into Cooking )
4. The Rice Paddy Murder Mystery ( Food, Baking, And Cooking With Oil Of Mystery )
5. Midnight Blue Valerian Murder Mystery ( A Flower And A Strawberry Of Suspense )
6. Killer Azure Hornet Murder Mystery ( Bug Of A Thriller And An Insect Mystery )
7. Calico Japanese Bobtail Cat Mystery ( Catnap! Kitty Missing! Kitten in trouble mysteries with cats)
8. Ivory Jade Cat Statue Mystery ( Stolen kitty-cat statue )
9. Scarlet Ibis Fever Murder Mystery ( infectious contagion )
10. Scarlet Lovers Murder Mystery ( death of a merchant )
11. I Spy With My Little Cat’s Eye Mystery ( a stray cat is a witness to a crime )
12. Cat With One Eye Closed Mystery ( rare feline coins cat mystery)
13. The Hammer And The Egg Murder Mystery ( man dead beside poached egg cooking up some murder )
14. Who Is Guilty? The Kitten Or The Puppy Murder Mystery ( young cat and dog stand accused )
15. The Kimono With The Red-Crowned Crane Mystery
16. The Cat Who Ate The Dog Murder Mystery
17. The Illuminated Fruit Mystery
18. What The Old Dog Saw and Heard Mystery ( dog mystery book )

Meet the mysterious ronin detective who with sword in hand solves mysteries and helps those in need. The Ronin: Have Sword-Will Travel Mystery book series is action mixed with mystery with a slash of thriller thrown in. Be immersed in an alternate reality of the Japanese culture of the samurai mixed with a steampunk era of the American Wild West. Action-adventure thriller in a parallel world. An alternate history of Japan. An alternate reality with action adventure mysteries.

New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer’s style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. These flash fiction pieces are part of a kindle unlimited mystery series so check them all out. Samurai detective and ronin gumshoe all rolled into one. Enjoy female sleuths mysteries then check out this crime thriller series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey, Hearts and Homicide (Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mystery Book 6) by [Lester, Paula, Thomas, Lisa B.]

 

Is the chef cooking up a murder?

Love is in the air when Paige makes a surprise visit to Boston to see her boyfriend Marco. He’s had a rocky start to his training to take over one of Chef Pastorio’s new restaurants. But when a secret diner planted by the head chef ends up dead during Marco’s dinner service, things get even worse!

Could this be the end of Paige and Marco’s plan for him to stay in the U.S.?

Paige must use all her witch powers to root out the killer and save Marco’s dream . . . and possibly his life!

Honey, Hearts and Homicide is book 6 in the Beachside Books Magical Cozy Mysteries. Readers of paranormal mystery are sure to love this engaging Valentine’s Day whodunit.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cauldrons & Cake: A Witchy Cozy Mystery (Wicked Witches of Brookdale Book 1) by [Bourgeois, Sara]

It’s a beautiful day for a witch wedding…or not. One of the most prestigious witches in New Orleans is looking for a magical bakery to make her wedding cake, and Fern Moonfall is in the running. First, she must prove herself by catering a bridal shower and lacing her sweets with just enough magic to ensure every guest has an enchanting experience.

But Fern has some competition – a witch from a rival coven. A tropical storm looms over the quaint southern hotel called Praline Manor. During the festivities, a guest falls to her death. Fern sets out to find the killer, and she has no idea if the culprit is also a fellow witch.

Fern has to keep her mind in the game if she wants to find the culprit before the storm clears, but that’s hard to do when her cat familiar, Gumbo, is home alone.

Can she pull it together in time to avoid a killers snare? Come along as Fern and friends solve the crime one spell at a time.
This fresh-baked, fast-paced story is just a taste of what’s to come in Brookdale. Cauldrons & Cake is the first book in the Wicked Witches of Brookdale cozy mystery series. It contains no adult language, situations, or gore and is suitable for mystery lovers of all ages.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphones and Murder (A Podcasting Sisters Mystery Book 1) by [Huss, Erin]Tired of living life on the sidelines, Liv Olsen gave up everything—her job at the #1 podcast series in the country, her apartment, most of her belongings—to launch her own show, Missing or Murdered. Teaming up with her kid stepsister, Camry Lewis, the dynamic duo set out to be the next big thing in true crime.

On the program for season one, the sisters focus on the case of twenty-three-year-old Amelia Clark, who vanished ten years ago after an embarrassing video of her went viral. The police found the California native’s car and personal belongings, but the investigation quickly went cold. A decade later, Liv and Camry retrace Amelia’s final steps, unearthing dangerous secrets, lost loves, quirky characters, and a lifetime supply of cinnamon rolls. As funds run low and time runs out, the investigation is complicated by anonymous threats. Threats from someone who doesn’t want Amelia’s story told.

Liv and Camry have a lot riding on their Missing or Murdered podcast. Now it’s more important than financial success. They have to know.

What happened to Amelia Clark?

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MICROPHONES AND MURDER by Erin Huss | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Among The Fishes (The 9 Lives Cozy Mystery Series, Book 5) by [Clark, Louise]Camping Trip Dampened by Murder in Cat Among the Fishes, a 9 Lives Cozy Mystery from Louise Clark

–Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada—

The long-promised Jamieson-Armstrong family camping trip takes a pause with news of murder at the local fish farm where the vacationing families recently visited. Even worse, it looks like their campsite neighbor’s brother-in-law, Adam, is the prime suspect in the fish farm Manager’s murder.

Ignoring protests from family, Christy and Sledge, along with Stormy the cat, start asking questions at the mayor’s office and quickly learn of political opposition to the fish farm and form a list of distinguished suspects.

But when a second murder occurs, Adam is further implicated. Believing something is very fishy at the farm, Sledge, Christy, and Stormy continue their probe. But someone doesn’t want the truth exposed. Now, the sleuthing team must solve the murder before they become next week’s fish food.

Publisher Note: The 9 Lives Cozy Mysteries, while containing some very mild profanity, will be enjoyed by readers of clean and wholesome cozy mysteries. Cat lovers and those fond of all things feline, as well as readers of Amanda Lee, Denise Grover Swank, Rita Mae Brown’s Sneaky Pie Brown Mysteries, and Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s Joe Grey Mysteries will not want to miss this series.

The 9 Lives Cozy Mysteries
The Cat Came Back
The Cat’s Paw
Cat Got Your Tongue
Let Sleeping Cats Lie
Cat Among the Fishes
Cat in the Limelight

About The Author: Louise Clark has been the adopted mom of several cats with big personalities. The feline who inspired Stormy, the cat in the 9 Lives books, dominated her household for twenty loving years. During that time, he created a family pecking order that left Louise on top and her youngest child on the bottom (just below the guinea pig), regularly tried to eat all his sister’s food (he was a very large cat), and learned the joys of travel through a cross-continent road trip.
The 9 Lives Cozy Mystery Series—as well as the single title mystery, A Recipe For Trouble, are all set in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.  (Amazon)

Editions available:  Kindle, Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above the Bay of Angels: A Novel by [Bowen, Rhys]“…Sweeping and intimate, warm and gripping. I loved it!” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels

A single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria’s royal kitchen, setting off a suspenseful, historical mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and The Victory Garden.

Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella’s hand. It’s an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. In the stranger’s stead, Bella can spread her wings.

Arriving as Helen Barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. Best of all, she’s been chosen to accompany the queen to Nice. What fortune! Until the threat of blackmail shadows Bella to the Riviera, and a member of the queen’s retinue falls ill and dies.

Having prepared the royal guest’s last meal, Bella is suspected of the poisonous crime. An investigation is sure to follow. Her charade will be over. And her new life will come crashing down—if it doesn’t send her to the gallows.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sitting on a Fortune (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Book 9) by [Willis, Becki]Hidden fortune. Hidden danger. Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Madison Reynolds deCordova is about to uncover a dangerous secret…literally.

During In a Pinch Professional Services’ latest gig at an upholstery shop, Madison finds a chair that’s perfect for her husband’s birthday gift. At least it will be, once she removes the worn velvet. Hiding the chair at Granny Bert’s, Madison tackles her first solo upholstery project, but soon discovers more than she bargained for! A hidden treasure beneath the cushion lands her in the middle of a new mystery and new danger.

The treasure isn’t her only problem. While helping a young boy find his lost dog, Madison lands on the wrong side of surly businessman Lamont Andrews. Meanwhile, best friend Genny is worried about one of her café patrons. Mr. Pruett’s wild stories are getting wilder each day, and now he’s missing. Plus, there’s the matter of a troublesome new habit Maddy seems to have acquired: breaking and entering. It’s a harsh term for simply trying to rescue a dog and save an old man.

Somehow, she knows it all fits together. But what does a lost dog, a cluttered old barn, Mr. Pruett’s disappearance, and a hidden treasure have to do with her chair? Now someone is stalking her and her grandmother, and Madison knows that danger is on its way.

As always, The Sisters are full of fun, excitement, family antics, and more danger than the law allows! Book Nine of the best-selling and award-winning The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series.

These stand-alone mysteries are enjoyed best as a full-series experience.
Reading order:
Chicken Scratch
When the Stars Fall
Stipulations and Complications
Home Again: Starting Over
Genny’s Ballad
Christmas in The Sisters
The Lilac Code
Wildflower Wedding: With a Killer Reception
Sitting on a Fortune
Rose by Any Other Name  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Double Cross: A Southern B&B Mystery by [Fardig, Caroline]A fundraising party goes south in a delightful cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Southern Discomfort and the Java Jive novels

Quinn Bellandini is ready to get back to running her grandfather’s B&B in Savannah, Georgia, with her sister, Delilah—but first, she has to coordinate a fundraising event at the house of local philanthropists, with the help of her boyfriend, Tucker Heyward. Everything is running smoothly until Quinn’s friend, Pepper Fox, frantically calls her with the horrifying news that the lady of the house was found dead. Pepper’s brother, who was working as a caterer, is soon charged with her murder.

Pepper knows her brother didn’t commit the crime and asks Quinn, now a veteran detective with two solved murders under her belt, to prove his innocence. Quinn can’t bear to see her friend upset and enlists Delilah and Tucker to help investigate.

The invite list quickly turns into the suspect list as tensions mount and old feuds are brought to light. Could Quinn have hired the only catering company in Georgia that throws in a murder on the side?

Don’t miss Caroline Fardig’s “wildly entertaining”* Java Jive mysteries, which can be read together or separately:
DEATH BEFORE DECAF | MUG SHOT | A WHOLE LATTE MURDER | BREW OR DIE | MURDER OVER MOCHAS

*Suspense Magazine  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

New Releases For The Week Of February 9th, 2020–Part 3

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 9th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the third day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

Witch Haunt: A Bigfoot Bay Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 4 by [Larson, Cat]A-haunting we will go…

It was a clear, sunny day, and I had a lovely afternoon planned.

A visit to the local historic hotel. A nice lunch. A walk in the park with my fiancé-turned-frog.

But you know what they say about best-laid plans in Bigfoot Bay.

What ghost up, must come down.

Turns out I can communicate with spirits. Lucky me.

Before I know it, I’m investigating the suspicious death of a family friend and turning up more dirt than a graveyard.

Secrets are like weeds – root out one and another pops up in its place.

Too bad for one particular hoity-toity resident spreading rumors about me.

What ghost around, comes around.

The Bigfoot Bay Witches cozy mystery series:
Witch on Ice – Book 1
Bewitched Brew – Book 2
Witch Bane and The Croaking Game – Book 3
Witch Haunt – Book 4
Book 5 – Coming March 2020  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes and Conspiracy (The Cupcake Capers) by [Holmes, Polly]

A cozy mystery prequel about family ties, friendship and juicy town gossip. Who will attempt murder to protect their idyllic way of life?

Armed with an over-zealous love for her town and unlimited tenacity, Betty Brookson takes no prisoners when she openly challenges a construction tycoon at an emergency town meeting. No-one wants to see the nursing home turned into high-rise apartments in the name of progress, least of all Betty.

The arrival of her broken-hearted granddaughter peps her up. Charlotte McCorrson, an award-winning baker and passionate soul was just like her grandmother. But she arrives amid the cops questioning her grandmother. And she doesn’t like what they were saying.

Derek Pantell is found floating unconscious in the nursing home pool with a horrific head injury, all evidence points to Betty. She soon becomes the number one suspect.

Betty’s stellar reputation is on the line and with the help of her trustworthy granddaughter, they set out to uncover the truth. Will they find the person responsible, or will they become the next victims in their master plan?
Cupcakes and Conspiracy is the exciting prequel to The Cupcake Capers Series by Polly Holmes.  (Amazon)

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Who Killed The Movie Star? (Butterfly House Book 2) by [Malone, Lily]It’s Sunday morning on a long weekend in the quirky little town of Cowaramup and Cally Minter and her best friend Sienna are about to host a new murder mystery game, Who Killed The Movie Star?
But before an arrow can be shot from its bow, the girls are in a pickle. The Sheriff of Nottingham has gone rogue; they’ve lost a Maid Marian, and someone keeps reporting them to the local police for shooting their guests.
In all the confusion, Lovely First Class Constable Daniel Reardon becomes a regular visitor to Butterfly House, and if Cally plays her cards right… whoever murdered the movie star might not be the only one in handcuffs by sunset.

Who Killed The Movie Star, the sequel to Who Killed The Bride, combines cozy mystery and comedy with a romantic twist. (Note, Book 1 should be read first).

Praise for Who Killed The Bride (Butterfly House Book 1)
‘The town of Cowaramup sounds like the most fun place ever, even though I have no idea how to pronounce it.’ Veronica Joy

‘Fun, fun, fun from beginning to end.’ Sue Gerhardt Griffiths  (Amazon)

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Travels of Quinn (A Quinn O'Neill Mystery Book 1) by [Hill, Sasscer]Born an Irish American Traveller, Quinn’s father and stepfamily raise her to be a con artist. Can she escape a binding marriage contract and a life of crime?

Jailed for theft, Quinn pays restitution working on a horse farm. Unfamiliar with horses, her love for them surprises her. They make her hope for a better world.

Until the farm’s owner is brutally murdered and Quinn is the prime suspect.

On the run, Quinn uses every scam and con she knows to save herself. Can she find the real killer before she’s imprisoned for life or murdered because she knows too much?

A mystery-thriller of deceit, murder, greed and hope, by multiple award-winning author, Sasscer Hill.  (Amazon)

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Within the Basement Walls (A Ghosts of Landover Mystery Book 6) by [Faire, Etta]

 

Not all murders are created equal.

Carly’s ex-husband, Jackson, has nicknamed her newest case “murder-lite” because the client is a distant relative of his, and everyone in his family knows who the killer was. In 1900, Jackson’s great Uncle Wesley “fell” down the basement stairs while visiting Gate House. They all knew Wesley’s wife did it, and no one blamed her, really. So, they all swept it under the rug like a proper family does.

While channeling with the ghost of Jackson’s uncle to relive his murder and find out what really happened, Carly soon realizes it’s anything but murder-lite. And what she discovers sends her on a puzzling maze through Gate House with secrets, rumors, and an unexpected channeling.  (Amazon)

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Hattie Goes to Hollywood: Shenanigans, fun & intrigue in a new mystery series! by [James, Caroline]Fans of Agatha Raisin will love this new mystery series from best-selling author Caroline James.

A Cumbrian Village…
Three suicides…
A red-hot summer…

Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?

A funny and intriguing mystery – the first in a new series by Caroline James

When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?

“A brilliant read – 5 big fat stars!” Nikki Ashton #1 Bestselling Author

“A highly enjoyable book in a brand-new series, I am loving this cast of characters – 5 stars!” Rachel’s Random Reviews

“Caroline carefully balances fun and humour with mystery and intrigue.” Goodreads review

Hattie Goes to Hollywood is the first is a new series of stand-alone books by Caroline James.

Further reading by this best-selling author:

The Best Boomerville Hotel
Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me
Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me
Coffee Tea the Chef & Me
Jungle Rock  (Amazon)

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In Cold Chamomile: A Tea and a Read Mystery by [Avon, Joy]Just in time for the holidays, In Cold Chamomile is sure to be a cupid’s arrow aimed straight for your bookshelf.

Tea party organizer Callie Aspen learns that Cupid’s arrows can be deadly when a Valentine’s Day soiree ends in murder.

Callie Aspen can’t think of a more appropriate place to spend Valentine’s Day than her adopted hometown of Heart’s Harbor, Maine. When she’s not helping out at Book Tea, her great-aunt Iphy’s vintage tearoom, Callie’s adorning Haywood Hall with hearts and roses for the big Valentine’s event, where townspeople will fall in love with sweet treats, heartwarming music, and delightful books. But tension is brewing: The librarian argues with the expert who is on hand to appraise precious volumes. And Iphy is shocked to recognize the baritone who’s slated to sing at the event as an old acquaintance–one she’d hoped she’d never meet again. And then, when a dead body is discovered, the stirring spoon of suspicion points at the many people who had reasons to want the victim dead.

When Iphy’s old acquaintance draws the attention of Deputy Ace Falk, Callie finds herself in a spot. Ace, as usual, doesn’t want Callie involved, but how can she ignore Iphy’s anguish over the fate of a man she cares for more than she will admit? Bringing the killer to justice may endanger Callie’s budding relationship with Ace–and, quite possibly, her own life.

Callie and the Book Tea crew may think they have this case in the bag, but un-kettling truths are yet to be decanted.  (Amazon)

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Popcorn and Poltergeists: A Lucy Swift paranormal cozy mystery (Vampire Knitting Club Book 10) by [Warren, Nancy]Is there a murderous poltergeist on the loose?

When an Oxford caretaker is killed by a fall down the library stairs, and a professor attacked, rumors fly that it’s the work of a poltergeist who’s been causing havoc at the college.
The prof is a knitter, and a customer at Lucy Swift’s shop, Cardinal Woolsey’s. But Lucy thinks a very human killer is shifting the blame onto a ghost who can’t defend themselves and she’s determined to trap the real killer and get justice for the dead man.
However, danger lurks at the college where old secrets and new crimes collide. Vampire and old book expert Rafe Crosyer has been called in to value the college’s literary collection, and he witnesses first hand how angry the ghost really is.
Furious enough to kill? Or is there something else the tantrum-throwing spirit is trying to tell them?
And will they decipher the message before it’s too late?

This is book 9 in the best-selling Vampire Knitting Club series of paranormal cozy mysteries. Each book can be read on its own and there’s no gore, bad language or sex in these books, just a lot of humor, quirky characters and, of course, Oxford. “This series just gets better and better.”  (Amazon)

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Lethal Cruise: A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Book 9) by [Winters, A.R.]Adrienne is looking forward to a nice, relaxing cruise—especially when she hears that this time, the theme is beauty and pampering.

Unfortunately, “beauty and pampering” means something different for the cruise passengers!

When one of the passengers is killed by a lethal beauty injection, it’s up to Addy and the gang to uncover the truth of whose flawless face doesn’t match the ugliness within.

This time around, the investigation is aided by the Swan of the Seas’ new captain, Jonathan Ellman, who seems vaguely familiar to Adrienne and the others…

Praise for A.R. Winters:

“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery.” – Jaycie D, Amazon.com

“A fun cozy mystery with engaging and entertaining characters” – lq, Amazon.com

“For fans of Janet Evanovich, Rhys Bowen and Jana DeLeon, this is a funny, clean mystery.” – Clara B, Amazon.com

Lethal Cruise is the ninth book in the Cruise Ship Mystery Series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order.

This is a humorous cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and co-workers, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.  (Amazon)

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A Cat in the Attic Mystery: The Case of the Cupid Caper by [Daley, Kathi]

How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?

After a serious accident leaves Calliope Rose Collins unable to continue with the career that has owned her soul for most of her life, she returns to Foxtail Lake, Hollister House, Great Aunt Gracie, and childhood friend, Officer Cass Wylander, where she begins to rebuild her life from the ashes of what she once had.

In book 3 of The Cat in the Attic series – It’s Valentine’s Day and Callie has finally been made a full time reporter for the local newspaper. Her first assignment as a full time reporter is to cover the case of a local cupid, a matchmaker who seems intent on coupling up all the single residents in the area. Things are going well for Callie and her story until one of the men she is sent to interview turns up dead.  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of February 9th, 2020–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 9th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

 

A new addition to the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series from science fiction and crime author Eric Brown.

A second wave of Martians has come to Earth – the first wave having succumbed to lethal Terran pathogens. The second wave, arriving some five years later, did so with the aid of a cure for the various ills that scuppered their earlier plans – and these Martians claim to have come in peace.

Humankind, lulled into a false sense of security, welcomes the Martians who bring with them a host of technological and scientific wonders, and for several years an entente exists between the two races. It is only when Holmes and Watson travel to the Red Planet, ostensibly to track down the killer of an eminent Martian philosopher, that they learn the truth: the Martians who invaded Earth are tyrannical despots who subjugated a ‘lesser’ race of their own kind, and are merely biding their time to enslave the citizens of Earth. With the assistance of anti-Martian activist Miss Freya Hadfield-Bell, and a cadre of renegade Martians, Holmes and Watson escape Mars with their lives and return to Earth where they hope to work to overcome the rule of the oppressive Martian overlords.  (Amazon)

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Monsters Under The Magnolia (Witch Hazel Lane Mysteries Book 3) by [Collins, J. L.]Welcome to Witch Hazel Lane…

Former Vegas star and witch in hiding, Birdie Devaine is ready for a vacation away from all of the stresses of an ongoing (and haunted) house renovation. Lucky for her she’s got a first-class ticket aboard one of the swankiest cruise ships in the world. Along with her best friends, Birdie’s ready to set sail through the warm Caribbean waters, soak up some much needed sun and sip on some much needed fruity drinks…

But a trip to paradise comes with a price. And on a ship full of magical beings, the price is steep.

Murders. Kidnappings. Something fishy is going on aboard the Magnolia On Water, and Birdie isn’t willing to let her wishes for a relaxing vacation get in the way of finding the killer. Or killers.

And with an old friend in danger, Birdie is determined to get to the bottom of this string of murders… before she ends up at the bottom of the ocean.

This book contains plenty of southern sass, friendship, some delicious comfort food, and a little bit of magic along the way!
Collect your free recipe inside!

Perfect for readers of Charlaine Harris, Joanna Fluke, and Leighann Dobbs!  (Amazon)

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Valley of Lies: A British Mystery (The Devonshire Mysteries Book 2) by [Campling, Michael]An evening in the pub shouldn’t end like this.

 

But a murder has been committed, and for Dan, the crime is too close for comfort.

When the police are fooled by a false trail, the wrong man stands accused. But Dan won’t stand by while a friend is blamed. He’s determined to solve the mystery, even if it means putting his own safety on the line.
The real murderer must not go unpunished. Justice must be done. But first, Dan will have to untangle a web of deceit – before it’s too late.

Join amateur sleuth Dan Corrigan as he tackles his greatest challenge to date.

But make sure you have your wits about you because, in this rural valley, the river runs deep, but the lies run deeper still.

Praise for the first Devonshire Mystery, A Study in Stone (All from Amazon reviewers):

A tightly written, fascinating mystery. The protagonists are mysterious in their own ways. Their interactions are interesting and realistic. It held my interest and I look forward to more in this series.

How refreshing to find! What’s not to love? The pace is faster; the male sleuths are quick-witted, modern, and multidimensional. The setting is English. More please.

It’s the characters that really made it work. Dan and Alan are an unlikely pair, having very different personalities, but a shared inability to leave a puzzle unsolved sparks a friendship. I liked their refusal to give up until the mystery was solved.

This was just fun to read from start to finish! I had no idea where it was going, didn’t guess the end either.

A quick and light story just right for my mood. I hope for more!

The interaction between Dan and Alan reminded me of the Odd Couple. Their relationship may seem to grate on each other, but they learn that they do indeed make a good detective team! For this alone, I loved the book!

This was a very different story, and well worth reading.  (Amazon)

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An Heir to Murder (Valentine and Featherstone Book 1) by [Heathcote, Charles]

 

Alice Valentine has lost her job, her aunty is dead, and she’s just discovered she owns a cottage in Partridge Mews. The last thing she needs is murder on her doorstep.When a retired detective is killed, Alice finds herself embroiled in the investigation. She is aided by Marmaduke Featherstone, a friend of the victim and all-round ragamuffin, with enough skeletons in his closet to make a graveyard jealous.As the bodies begin to pile up, Alice and Marmaduke investigate. They discover a link to an unsolved murder that has haunted the town for decades. If they find the murderer, they will discover who killed the heir to the Greenfields Estate fifty years ago.  (Amazon)

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Lattes and Spirits: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Welsh Witch Book 1) by [Troy, Alyn]Whipping up cappuccinos is her specialty. But will she stir up trouble when spirits order assistance in solving their deaths?

Barista April Storm longs for more than making a mean macchiato and talking to her ex-boyfriend’s ghost. So when her quirky aunt asks her to help open a hip café in rural Wales, she jumps at the chance to start fresh. But she gets an extra shot of strife when a famous deceased cricketer wants her to spill the coffee beans on his killer.

With her ghostly client unable to remember who did him in, April is forced into the role of supernatural detective. Assisted by her spectral ex, a magical secret agent, and an overcaffeinated talking cat, she finds herself in hot water when the clue trail reveals an escaped demon. And if she can’t get control of her own recently awakened power, the next murder she has to solve may be her own.

Can April serve up justice before a brewing disaster boils over?

Lattes and Spirits is the first book in the delightful Welsh Witch cozy mystery series. If you like sassy heroines, colorful characters, and a side of spells with your cuppa joe, then you’ll love Alyn Troy’s otherworldly adventure.

Buy Lattes and Spirits to froth up some whodunnit fun today!  (Amazon)

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He's got it coming: Love is the best revenge by [Winter, Alexandra]

When Daniella can’t kill to avenge her husband’s death, love is the best revenge.
Police told Daniella that her husband’s car crash two years ago was straightforward—an accident with no witnesses.
They were wrong.
A man named Henrik Larsen saw the crash, but instead of calling an ambulance, left him to die.
Using her hacking skills, Daniella plots her revenge. She gains insight into Henrik’s entire personal life so killing him will be easy. But when that plan falls apart, she’s ready to sacrifice her body and sanity to make the man she hates fall in love with her. She’ll give him exactly what he gave her—an unhealable broken heart.
But everything is not as it seems, and what Daniella learns changes her life.(Amazon)

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Love & Murder: A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 19) by [Byers, Beth]March 1926

On Valentine’s Day, gifts arrived for Violet. Gifts that weren’t from Jack. And they kept coming.

If she had to admit it, she’d say she was spooked. If Jack had to admit it, he’d say he was furious. If Victor had to admit it, he’d say the sender better run for his life. And soon.

Then they discover another woman received the same type of things. Gifts. Notes. Distant adoration. Only this woman disappeared. Trying to uncover the anonymous sender, Jack and Victor discover there isn’t anything they wouldn’t do to keep Vi alive and safe with them. It turns out there isn’t anything Violet wouldn’t do to stay with them.

Book NINETEEN in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You’ll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Series
Murder & the Heir
Murder at Kennington House
Murder at the Folly
A Merry Little Murder
New Year’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Valentine’s Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Murder Among the Roses
Murder in the Shallows
Gin & Murder
Obsidian Murder
Murder at the Ladies Club
Weddings Vows & Murder
A Jazzy Little Murder
Murder by Chocolate
A Friendly Little Murder
Murder by the Sea
Murder On All Hallows
Murder in the Shadows
A Jolly Little Murder
Christmas Madness: A Short Story Anthology
Hijinks & Murder
Love & Murder

*There are two short stories that fall between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses. They are: New Year’s Madness and Valentine’s Madness. There is also a short story that falls between Murder by Chocolate and A Friendly Little Murder found in Candlelit Madness.  (Amazon)

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Mystery on Valentine's Day: a Ginger Gold & Violet Carlyle Mystery short story by [Strauss, Lee, Byers, Beth]The worlds of Ginger Gold and Violet Carlyle collide in this fun Valentine Mystery short story by bestselling authors Lee Strauss and Beth Byers.

While both Ginger and Violet had plans for a romantic evening of dinner and dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their husbands, something goes terribly awry. One by one, female patrons discover that they are missing jewelry.

In this closed room mystery filled with a brigade of colorful characters, Violet and Ginger join forces to put their skills of deduction to work. Can they unveil the culprit and solve the mystery in time for dessert?

Don’t miss this delectable bite-sized tale. Pairs perfectly with a box of chocolate and a comfy chair!  (Amazon)

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Felines and Fatalities (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 6) by [Moore, Addison, Bloom, Bellamy]An innkeeper who reads minds. An ornery detective. And a trail of bodies. Cider Cove is the premiere destination for murder.

***Includes RECIPE***

MURDER IN THE MIX Series crossover! Lottie, Everett, Noah, Carlotta, Pancake, Waffles and a surprise guest descend on Cider Cove! A MUST READ!

My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

A bake off for senior citizens is being held at the inn and baker Lottie Lemon has arrived as one of the judges. But when someone turns up dead, accompanied by a mysterious riddle, both Lottie and I are determined to find the killer. But as the riddles grow more sinister, and other threats begin to manifest, it’s clear someone has a bone to pick with both Lottie and me. Our very lives are in danger, proving that this case might just be too big for the both of us.

Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.

The Country Cottage Inn is known for its hospitality. Leaving can be murder.

A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore and her partner in cozy crime, USA TODAY Bestseller Bellamy Bloom.

Cider Cove, Maine is the premiere destination for fun and relaxation. But when a body turns up, it’s the premiere destination for murder.  (Amazon)

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Teaching is Murder (A Ms. Anderson Mystery Book 1) by [Bird, Monique]

 

Claire loves the life she has in Fairview, Colorado. She just purchased a home and is in her fifth year teaching seventh-grade science. But Fairview isn’t as tranquil as it seems. On her nightly jog, Claire follows a stray kitten into an empty home and stumbles across a murdered jewelry thief. To make matters worse, the next day, she gets a cryptic email from a former student.

The more Claire tries to contact her old student, the more dangerous her life becomes. Now someone is after her and the missing jewels. As the killer’s attacks escalate, Claire decides to take matters into her own hands. With an old friend who’s now a detective and his handsome older brother, they pursue the murderer. Claire has a plan. It isn’t perfect, but anything is better than becoming the next victim.  (Amazon)

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